“Geno”, the first UK number one, in May 1980, from Dexy’s Midnight Runners.
A number 23 hit, in the UK in 1980, it was recorded in and released in Jamaica, in 1976. It was later the title track of an album, released in 1977. Junior Murvin sang about “Police & Thieves”.
This song, “Nighshift”, released in early 1985, was a tribute to Jackie Wilson and Marvin Gaye, who both died in 1984. This was the first hit, for the Commodores, after Lionel Ritchie left the group. It reached number three in the UK and on the Billboard Hot 100.
This song, “What’s Love got To do With It”, by Tina Turner, from 1984, gave Tina, her only Billboard number one hit, that also reached number three in the UK. My then wife, bought this as a 12 inch single, and played it constantly, or so it seemed, that Summer.
This song, “Don’t You Want Me”, by British band, The Human League, was released in December 1981, in the UK, and became the Christmas number one, that year. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot100 in July 1982.
I just saw in the news, that Roger Charlery, AKA Ranking Roger, from British band, The Beat, (English Beat, in the USA), has died, losing his battle with cancer. RIP. This song was one of their biggest hits, from 1980, this is Mirror In The Bathroom. It reached Number 4 in the UK, and Number …
On This Day In History. March 20th, 1982. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts reached Number One on the Billboard Hot 100, with I Love Rock N Roll.
I played this song, for my first wife, on the day we met, in 1980. Later, playing it, for her, for the last time, the day she left, in 1986. Memories!
Dating from 1983, this song is from the album, of the same name. Singer Ronnie James Dio, was also at one time the singer for Black Sabbath and Rainbow.